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Kirbys  - Kirby's, Galway, Galway

Kirby's

4.2
4.2
89 reviews
€30 and under
European
Kirby's offer a relaxed dining experience in modern surrounds. Savour the best of local produce cooked with a modern twist. An extensive wine list is available with and emphasis on New World wines. Assured of a warm and friendly welcome and value for money, Kirby's is the ideal venue for a night out with friends or when celebrating that special occasion.

Indoor & outdoor seating is available ( subject to the Irish weather )
Our booking platform accepts reservations up to 10 people, should you wish to make a booking for more than 10 people please email us with your enquiry on generalmanager@buskerbrownes.com .

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (091) 569 404

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

What 89 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely. Service was prompt and cocktails were fab 👌🏼
  2. M

    Mully

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner with 4 friends here sat night. Shared a starter platter, we all had different mains Food was Fab.
  3. MM

    MMF2022

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I wasn’t enamoured with the food or atmosphere. I won’t be returning. The staff made an error with the order and were instantly apologetic and very professional even though they were very young so I was impressed by that.

    Kirby'sResponded on 17 November 2022Hi MMF2022, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. On foot of the error with the order a round of complimentary drinks was delivered to your table by way of apology. It is disappointing to read that you were not happy with the food as had we been aware of the situation we would have tried to resolve the matter on the night . Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  4. BW

    BrendanW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service was good. Unfortunately, on the night we were there, there were very few people which took from atmosphere.

    Kirby'sResponded on 17 November 2022Hi BrendanW, Many thanks for posting your review, we appreciate all feedback . Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely. Staff helpfull. Would recommend to friends.
  6. M

    Marcy

    West Palm Beach

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I would give them a minus 10 if possible. Worst service & management. We were served over cooked salmon. Waitress said she would go talk to “someone”. Never asked if we wanted anything else. The refused to take off the bill. The manager came over to argue with us that he needed to pay the staff & company policy is that they will do nothing except argue with the customer. If they need the money so bad they can have it. We will NEVER go back & if you go you are foolish. Too many other good choices in town. It’s not the chance of a bad meal, it’s the attitude of too bad “we got you”!

    Kirby'sResponded on 26 October 2022Hi Marcy, It is always our intention to do our very best to look after our customer's. It is unfortunate that you did not make us aware that there was an issue with your food during your meal, this was just brought to our attention when your had finished your meal and we dropped down the bill. Thank you for posting your review we do appreciate all feedback but it would be beneficial if the review was an accurate representation. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  7. B

    Brian1961

    Atlantic Canada

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience3
    Bad service. Mediocre food.

    Kirby'sResponded on 12 October 2022Hi Brian1961, We appreciate all feedback but we are somewhat surprised with your review. The restaurant manager recalls checking with you during your meal. If we had been made aware that you were not happy with the food or the service on the night we would have made every effort to rectify the matter. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  8. KE

    KarE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely night in Kirbys, delicious food and friendly helpful staff. Sharing platter starter was excellent.

    Kirby'sResponded on 12 October 2022Hi KarE, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate the feedback & are delighted that you enjoyed your meal & the service. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  9. M

    Molly

    Connacht

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Hi we booked a table in kirbys on Saturday night but were so disappointed with the menu even my partner had no choice on the starters , we didn't eat there we had a drink and left. If your not a fish or red meat eater this is not the place to go. The waitress was very helpful but the menu was so limited of choice there was nothing she could do either. I also presumed that the name high top table meant we would be seating up stairs (like up high in the restaurant ) unfortunately it was two stools with a high table maybe this should be stated a little clearer on your booking site as if an older couple booked this they definitely wouldn't be able to sit on these really high stools.

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 September 2022Hi Molly Thank you for posting your review & we are sorry that you felt the menu was limited. We offer a number of both vegan & vegetarian dishes on our menu. Our menu's are available to view online prior to booking & arrival. We appreciate your feedback in relation to the high top tables - we will review this with our team. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  10. AC

    AndiC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The decor was very cool and the service was very good.

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 September 2022Hi AndiC, Many thanks for your kind review - we are delighted that you enjoyed both your meal & the decor. We greatly appreciate your feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  11. GH

    GillH

    Liverpool

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place to grab a tasty meal. We had the lamb and it was tender, delicious and a generous portion. Nice wine list and friendly service. Next / through a connecting door after meals ended - they had live music playing which added to the atmosphere too!
  12. AC

    AlanC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food -great service and nice staff Will be back

    Kirby'sResponded on 23 August 2022Hi AlanC, Many thanks for posting your review, we greatly appreciate the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to Kirby's. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  13. JC

    JuanC

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very good food. Waiters work hard but, anyway, a lot of time between dishes, they should have more staff on weekends.

    Kirby'sResponded on 23 August 2022Hi JuanC, Many thanks for posting your review, we greatly appreciate the feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  14. L

    Lovetoeat1

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Very slow service. Understaffed. Baked Brie appetizer special and dinner salads were good.My husbands burger was awful. He hardly ate it. It was cold by the time he got ketchup for it. Lamb special was fair. Nice presentation. Would have drank more if we could have gotten an order in. The reviews were good…so we had high expectations. Very disappointed.

    Kirby'sResponded on 23 August 2022Hi Lovetoeat1, Thank you for posting your review. We are disappointed to read that you did not enjoy the burger as it is certainly one of our top seller's. It is our intention everyday to operate with a full team & offer our customer's good service but in the current climate it's not always possible to be fully staffed. For that we apologise - we are doing our very best. We appreciate the feedback & do hope that you will return. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  15. LD

    LindaD

    Carlow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Service was excellent and the cocktails were delicious. We will definitely be back when we are in Galway again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place was horrible. They refused to accommodate an allergy. Do not waste your time or money here

    Kirby'sResponded on 4 August 2022Hi Anonymous, Your choice of language in this review is unfair to say the least. We are a restaurant & our dining menu which is available to view at kirbys.ie/a-la-cart-menu caters for a very wide range of allergens. Your request to accommodate an allergen was not in relation to food but in a cocktail. The cocktail in question could not be prepared without that key ingredient. Our team did offer you an alternative which you robustly declined and you chose to leave. Kirby'sTeam

  17. C

    Chuck

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service from waitresses. Fabulous menu. Lots of gluten free options. Tables spaced out well. Good value. Lovely food n

    Kirby'sResponded on 26 July 2022Hi Chuck, Thank you for your very kind review which we have shared with our team. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's & we greatly appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  18. e

    edfly

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable late lunch for 2, table size more than adequate which is not often the case in Galway and lighting and decor very pleasing. We both had the fish cake salad and 2 Merlots'! Food fine although lacking a little in flavours however extra dressing was brought the moment i requested it. All in all we would be happy to return there and order a different dish out of interest! I would recommend.

    Kirby'sResponded on 26 July 2022Hi edfly, Thank you for your review & we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  19. JG

    JudithG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Loved the duck roll starter and fish cake starter. Fish and chips were a little bland and dry. There wasn’t a big choice of vegetarian options. Had to wait a long time for our desserts The brownie was good but the rhubarb crumble was disappointing. The custard was cold and the rhubarb was uncooked and just warm inside. Service was good

    Kirby'sResponded on 21 July 2022Hi JudithG, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  20. S

    Skippy

    Mayo

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The Latin Quarter has an exceptional atmosphere. The staff in Kirby's were very friendly although service was slow. The booking system is efficient and ensures that you secure a table at a day and time of your choosing

    Kirby'sResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Skippy, Many thanks for posting your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's and the Latin Quarter. We appreciate all feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  21. SD

    SabrinaD

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good food , enjoyed it! Only gave it four stars because they were out of so many items both on the main menu and the wine list, and the servers were very nice but seemed to be needing more experience. I however thought the food was good and the ambience was nice

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 July 2022Hi SabrinaD, Thank you for posting your review. We are in the process of changing menu's which may have inadvertently contributed to the absence of some items on the menu's. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's but we do apologies that some items were not available. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  22. M

    Magz

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous meal and we were really looked after. Thanks to our lovely waitress x

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 July 2022Hi HammerC, Thank your for your review. We appreciate the feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  23. MW

    MargaretW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Staff, great service , lovely food really enjoyed it

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 July 2022Hi MargaretW, Thank you for your review. We are delighetd to read that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  24. PD

    PriyankaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Was unhappy with the service because the waitress kept coming back and forth to the table and it was very uncomfortable and unwelcoming as we felt we had to leave. It was difficult to talk freely, as there was this invisible coercion to leave the place. Honestly that was annoying and not what I expected from Kirby's staff. I had brought in a guest from the US and was unhappy with this.

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 July 2022Hi PriyankaD, Thank you for taking the time to pst your review - naturally we are disappointed that expeirenced some annoyance during your visit to Kirbys - apologies for that. We appreciate the feedback which we have shared with our team . Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  25. RO

    ROLAND

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous ! I strongly recommend this restaurant.
  26. E

    Elaine

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and music playing while we were there. The staff are excellent.
  27. SB

    ShirleyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visited with a group of friends for dinner. From moment we arrived service was excellent, friendly and very helpful. Food was delicious with a great choice. So impressed that we went back for lunch the next day.

    Kirby'sResponded on 21 June 2022Hi ShirleyB, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted to hear that enjoyed your visits to Kirby's. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  28. KL

    KenL

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Really enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend.

    Kirby'sResponded on 24 May 2022Hi KenL, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  29. JQ

    JimQ

    Dublin

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice food, excellent service and a pleasant athmosphere. Food prices are average for quality offered. A bit expensive for drinks though given its a restaurant in a pub.

    Kirby'sResponded on 17 May 2022Hi JimQ, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback. Delighted that you enjoyed the food & good service. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  30. D

    Diarmaid

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot. Had lunch there on a relatively busy Saturday. Service was prompt and polite, food was very good. Desert was delicious. Nice seat in the window so had the benefit of the good weather and the comfort of indoors.

    Kirby'sResponded on 24 May 2022Hi Diarmaid, Many thanks for your kind review which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  31. M

    Molly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Aoife our waitress was lovely as were all the staff.

    Kirby'sResponded on 4 May 2022Hi Molly, Many thanks for your kind review. We appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  32. TM

    TomasM

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was nice and a good quality, but service was a bit hectic and the wine we choose was not actually available, it seems the wine list is more of a guide.

    Kirby'sResponded on 17 May 2022Hi TomasM, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  33. GM

    GeorgeM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, service, atmosphere, and food were all outstanding.

    Kirby'sResponded on 26 April 2022Hi GeorgeM, Many thanks for your very kind review, we greatly appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  34. PK

    PeterK

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Dined here last October 2021 and had a superb experience. 6 months later and unfortunately it had dropped considerably. The pandemic and reopening has resulted in the hospitality industry struggling to get staff. Kirby’s unfortunately has felt the brunt of this. Trading on its previous glories. Maybe give it a miss till it recovers. Sorry but the truth hurts.

    Kirby'sResponded on 4 May 2022Hi PeterK, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate all feedback. Naturally we are disappointed. It certainly is a very challenging time for our industry and because of that there will naturally be good days and bad days. But we are doing our very best & will continue to do our very best to look after our customers. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  35. AC

    AlexC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Really good food. Music was rather loud from the adjoining bar. service was good until the end when we seemed to be rushed out of the restaurant by staff so they could close from 9.15pm

    Kirby'sResponded on 26 April 2022Hi AlexC, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Was with a group of 7 people and everyone loved their meals!

    Kirby'sResponded on 26 April 2022Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  37. M

    Maggie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect definitely will come back again

    Kirby'sResponded on 5 April 2022Hi Maggie, Thank you for posting your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  38. AB

    AmandaB

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely experience in Kirby's for Mother's day. Excellent service, delicious food and great value. We'll definitely be back!

    Kirby'sResponded on 30 March 2022Hi Anonymous, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys and we certainly appreciate the feedback which we have shared with the team. See you soon!! Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  39. R

    Rutho

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Amazing food,reasonably priced but they forgot to bring the starter and we were tooo close to customers at the next table.

    Kirby'sResponded on 30 March 2022Hi Rutho, Thank you for taking the time time post your lovely review & apologies again for the issue with the starter. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  40. PO

    PamelaO

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    I had the chef special duck dish and it was really beautiful. My partner had the fish & chips which was also lovely although the chips were a little thin. Service wasn't great though.

    Kirby'sResponded on 5 April 2022Hi PamelaO, Many thanks for posting your review. We appreciate all feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Kirby's is rated 4.2 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Kirby's

3/5 Cross Street Upper, Galway, Galway H91 DV52

Additional information

  • Area

    Galway City Centre

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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